This Movie Theater Cake Makes No Concessions [WATCH]

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Trying to stuff all your favorite snacks in your purse/pocket before you hit up the movie theatre? What is this, amateur hour? For those Foodbeasts who want to avoid those extravagant prices at the concession stand but who still want to grub while watching the silver screen, this next-level recipe for a Movie Theatre Popcorn Cake will definitely satisfy.

Watch the tutorial below on how to make Popcorn Cake encrusted with everything from Milk Duds, M&M’s, Cracker Jacks to Reese’s Pieces and Raisinettes. The idea, originating from the mind of kitchen extraordinaire Nicole Iizuka, quite fondly resembles a giant Rice Krispies treat that substitutes cereal with popcorn and impregnates it with everything that sounded good from the candy aisle.

The video is also a great opportunity to check out Elie‘s (the same dude you saw fondle a cupcake) increasingly creepy behavior on the set of PopSugar.


  • 1 stick butter, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 bag movie theater popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup M&M’s
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces
  • 1/2 cup Raisinets
  • 1/2 cup Milk Duds
  • 1 (1-ounce) box Cracker Jack
  • 1 Butterfinger, chopped
  • 16 ounces mini marshmallows


  1. Thoroughly grease a bundt cake pan with melted butter or cooking spray.
  2. Gently mix together the popcorn and candy in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add mini marshmallows and keep cooking until they are completely melted. Take the butter and marshmallow mixture off of the heat and let cool for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the marshmallow mixture to the popcorn and candy, and fold until the popcorn and candy are completely and evenly coated. Transfer to the buttered bundt pan, pressing it into all of the crevices.
  5. Let set for 1 hour before slicing and serving.

Should serve ten people, or two really hungry ones!





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Science Says Chewing Popcorn at the Movies Makes Us Immune to Ads

Going to the movies is definitely fun, but sitting next to a loud, lip-smackin’ popcorn-eater ruins the experience in about .2 seconds. Now, according to researchers at Cologne University, snacking during a flick significantly disrupts the effectiveness of pre-movie advertising, too.

Their findings go a little something like this: whenever our brains are introduced to a new brand or name, we very subtly practice its pronunciation with our mouths. The “inner speech” helps a message become engrained in our minds, essentially benefiting the advertisers. However, there’s a big kink in this sort of product placement whilst snacking; the act of chewing can actually interrupt an ad’s effectiveness.

In order to prove this theory correct, the researchers brought 96 people to a movie theatre, giving half popcorn before the movie and the other half a dissolvable sugar cube. According to researcher Sascha Topolinski, “the mundane activity of eating popcorn made participants immune to the pervasive effects of advertising.”

Does this mean an impending doom to cinema snacks? While we can all agree Popcorn Patty needs to take it down a notch, we’re pretty sure riots would break out if that ever happened. Don’t even think about messing with our movie theatre nachos.

H/T The Guardian